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Word Origins: The Romance of Language
Word Origins The Romance of Language
Author: Cecil Hunt
Inside dust jacket: Here are presented pen pictures of the people whose names have passed into our language: Hobson, of "Hobson's Choice"; Tantalus of tantalizing; Eros of erotic; Mrs. Bloomer; Downing of Downing Street; the Ben of Big Ben; Spooner of Spoonerisms; Morse of the Morse Code; Bowdler of bowdlerizing; Gordius of the Gordian Knot; Pa...  more »
ISBN: 408594
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 125
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Publisher: Philosophical Library
Book Type: Hardcover
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